Media Statements

Security Council Press Statement on Mali, 16 January 2019

Security Council Press Statement on Mali, 16 January 2019   The members of the Security Council were briefed on 16 January 2019 by the Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, Bintou Keita, on the...

Security Council Press Statement on terrorist attack in Sulu Province, the Philippines

28 January 2019   The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place at Jolo Cathedral in Sulu, Philippines, on 27...

India-South Africa Joint Statement/Joint Communiqué of the State Visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to India: 25-26 January 2019

India-South Africa Joint Statement/Joint Communiqué of the State Visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to India: 25-26 January 2019   At the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the...

President Cyril Ramaphosa to lead SA Delegation to AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 10-11 February 2019

8 February 2019   President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, to lead a high-level South African delegation at the 32nd Ordinary Session of the...

South Africa assumes Non-Permanent Seat on the United Nations Security Council

1 January 2019   South Africa today officially assumes its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the period 2019-2020.   South Africa was...

Minister Sisulu concerned about allegations of South African involvement in extremist activities in Mozambique

1 January 2019   International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, received a report from the South African High Commissioner to Mozambique Mandisi Mpahlwa, on the charges facing...

President Ramaphosa extends best wishes to the 38th President of the Federative Republic of Brazil

2 January 2019   President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, his sincere greetings and best wishes to President Jair Bolsonaro, on the occasion...

African Union Electoral Observation Mission for the General Elections of 30 December 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Preliminary Declaration Kinshasa

2 January 2019   I. INTRODUCTION   In the framework of the presidential, legislative and national elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of December 2018, the President of the...

Deputy Minister Mhaule to pay official visit to India

4 January 2019   The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Reginah Mhaule, will pay an official visit to India from 6-10 January 2019. Deputy Minister Mhaule will be...

South Africa condemns attempted military coup d’état in Gabon

7 January 2019   South Africa has noted with grave concern the attempted coup d’état undertaken in the Republic of Gabon this morning (07 January 2019) by elements of the military.   South...

South Africa calls for calm ahead of the announcement of the official election results in the DRC

7 January 2019   South Africa joins SADC, the AU and many other international organisations in awaiting the election results to be announced by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC)...

Media Statement following a Meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Edgar Lungu

9 January 2019   Today 9th January 2019, H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa received H.E. President Lungu of the Republic of Zambia and the SADC Chairperson for the Organ on Politics, Defense, and...